2024 Stewardship Webinars

NEW & OPEN FOR ALL: Financial Best Practices Learning Community

What stewardship challenges or questions are you facing in your ministry context?  New Ministry Development and Evangelism leaders are invited to join these monthly webinars for stewardship conversations, support and mentoring offered by the ELCA Christian Community and Leadership Team. Content will address financial best practices and the questions and needs of participants.

The Greater Milwaukee Synod has already paid the “synod fee” for participation in these sessions, so all congregations in our synod have access to this resource free of charge! Contact Pr. Matthew Short at matt@milwaukeesynod.org if you intend to attend the first session. You can then discern if this resource will be helpful to your leaders.

Cultivating the Craft of Asking

Join peers in interactive sessions to develop your skills and confidence in asking donors for financial support. Through the five online sessions, you will learn techniques to help you deepen donor relationships to connect vision to mission while actively making progress on your own ministry goals – from a capital campaign to funding mission work.

For more information, contact info@myteministries.org.

African Descent and African National Financial Empowerment in Our Contexts

The ELCA Christian Community and Leadership Team invites Mission Developers and New Ministries leaders of African heritage to a listening session to build and expand resources for your important ministries. Your input will contribute to the creation of a Financial Empowerment opportunity for leaders and ministries that is contextualized to meet your setting.  In addition to exploring your financial goals, you will learn about available resources and opportunities to raise funds and increase your leadership confidence.

For more information, contact Bonnie Marden at bonnie@myteministries.org or Neil Bullock at Neil.Bullock@elca.org.

Deepening Our Relationship with the Spirituality of Fundraising

This seminar is designed to activate our courage and pastoral leadership for expanding partnerships, cultivating donors and funding your ministry. Bring a team from your ministry setting for a day packed with insightful exercises and engagement activities! A leader in the New Jersey Synod recently raised $34,000 in one day using the things learned through this active seminar. In response to interest, this online version is open to all leaders and synods. Seats are limited, so register promptly!

For more information, contact Bonnie Marden at bonnie@myteministries.org or Tim Brown at Tim.Brown@elca.org.

Financial Empowerment for Missional Leaders

A monthly webinar series covering church financial stewardship responsibilities, tailored-to you, and starting again later in 2024. The cost for 9 monthly sessions for one pastoral and one lay leader is only $200 total. If you are interested, please reach out to Pr. Matthew Short at matt.short@gmselca.org

Interested in joining? Please reach out to Pr. Matthew Short at matt@milwaukeesynod.org.